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Taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of Theraphosinae (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae)

Grant number: 12/01093-0
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: May 01, 2012 - April 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal Investigator:Rogerio Bertani
Grantee:Rogerio Bertani
Home Institution: Instituto Butantan. Secretaria da Saúde (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Brazil has the highest Theraphosine spider (Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae)diversity of the world since about 26% of the described species are found in Brazilian territory. To date, the subfamily is composed by 55 genera (being 14 monotypic) and 481species. The last cladistic analysis and key for the subfamily were done 15 years ago and contained only 30 genera but they were never updated. The goals of this project are to do a taxonomical revision and a cladistic analysis of Theraphosinae as well as to produce an updated illustrated key that allows specialists and non specialists to identify all theraphosine genera. Representants of all theraphosid subfamilies will be included in cladistic analysis, specially that with uncertain position. It will be used mainly morphological characters in thematrix, but behavioral and ecological characters also can be used. The cladistic analysis will be carried out using computer program TNT. (AU)

Scientific publications (9)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BERTANI, ROGERIO; VON SCHIMONSKY, DIEGO M.; GALLAO, JONAS E.; BICHUETTE, MARIA E. Four new troglophilic species of Loxosceles Heinecken & Lowe, 1832: contributions to the knowledge of recluse spiders from Brazilian caves (Araneae, Sicariidae). ZOOKEYS, n. 806, p. 47-72, DEC 13 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
MORI, ANDRE; BERTANI, ROGERIO. On the genus Cosmopelma Simon, 1889 (Araneae, Barychelidae). Zootaxa, v. 4137, n. 4, p. 520-534, JUL 13 2016. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PEDROSO, DENIS RAFAEL; CERQUEIRA BAPTISTA, RENNER LUIZ; BERTANI, ROGERIO. A new species of Masteria (Araneae: Dipluridae: Masteriinae) from southeastern Brazil. Zoologia, v. 32, n. 1, p. 59-65, FEB 2015. Web of Science Citations: 4.
BERTANI, ROGERIO; HUFF, JEREMY. Avicularia rickwesti sp nov., a remarkable new species of Avicularia (Theraphosidae: Aviculariinae) from Dominican Republic. Zoologia, v. 30, n. 3, p. 333-337, Jun. 2013. Web of Science Citations: 1.
ROGÉRIO BERTANI; WANESSA RIBEIRO CRUZ; MARIA ERMELINDA DO ESPÍRITO SANTO OLIVEIRA. Masteria manauara sp. nov., the first masteriine species from Brazil (Araneae: Dipluridae: Masteriinae). Zoologia, v. 30, n. 4, p. -, Ago. 2013.
BERTANI, ROGERIO; CRUZ, WANESSA RIBEIRO; DO ESPIRITO SANTO OLIVEIRA, MARIA ERMELINDA. Masteria manauara sp nov., the first masteriine species from Brazil (Araneae: Dipluridae: Masteriinae). Zoologia, v. 30, n. 4, p. 437-440, Ago. 2013. Web of Science Citations: 3.
MIGUEIS ORTEGA, DIEGO RIBEIRO; NAGAHAMA, ROBERTO HIROAKI; MOTTA, PAULO CESAR; BERTANI, ROGERIO. Three new species of Fufius Simon, 1888 (Araneae, Cyrtaucheniidae) from Brazil with the redescription of Fufius funebris Vellard, 1924 and description of the female of Fufius lucasae Guadanucci & Indicatti, 2004. ZOOKEYS, n. 352, p. 93-116, 2013. Web of Science Citations: 1.

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